A Prophet

A Prophet

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Nineteen year-old Franco-Arab Malik El Djebena is just starting his six year prison sentence in Brécourt. Although he has spent the better part of his life in juvenile detention, this stint is his first in an adult prison. Beyond the division of Corsicans and Muslims in the prison (the Corsicans who with their guard connections rule what happens in the prison), he has no known friends or enemies inside. He is just hoping to serve his time in peace and without incident, despite having no prospects once he's out of jail since he's illiterate and has no support outside of the prison. Due to logistics, the head of Corsican inmates, a sadistic mafioso named César Luciani, co-opts Malik as part of the Corsicans' activities, not only regarding what happens inside the prison, but also continued criminal activities outside. The innocent Malik has no idea what to do but cooperate. This move does not sit well with the other Corsicans, who only see Malik as a dirty Arab, and the Muslims who now mistrust him. But as time goes on, Malik works to save himself while in prison, while setting up his life post prison on his own terms. Both his demon and his salvation in prison is the spectre of one of the first people he really got to know during his incarceration.

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Release Dates

UK Cinema release
January 22nd 2010
UK DVD release
June 7th 2010
UK Blu-ray release
June 7th 2010

Comments

    • annunziato

      Jan 4th 2010, 21:05

      reviews have been great for this one but then, i've often not agreed with the critics so we shall see...having said that the trailer looks like it has potential so this is one i'll be sure to see

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